A memorial park in Oxfordshire played host to the Military Wives Choir at an event commemorating 40 years since the Falklands War.

Memoria North Oxfordshire Memorial Park and Crematorium hosted the chart-topping group, a number of military personnel and local religious dignitaries on Saturday, May 14.

The event marked 40 years since the war over the South Atlantic territory, which claimed the lives of 255 British military personnel.

Features on the day included a projection of poppies, a bugler and a silhouette of a fallen soldier as the sun set.

Rt Rev. Paul Mason, the Bishop of the Forces, held the service at 7pm.

Howard Hodgson, CEO of funeral firm Memoria, who own the crematorium near Tackley, said: “The Falklands War is an important part of the history of our country, and it was vital to mark such an important milestone. For the benefit of generations past, current and future.

“At Memoria, we take our responsibility of being a community facility very seriously, and events such as the commemoration service are a key part of that.

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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

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